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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition Radeon HD 7720
Cyberpunk 2077 220% 409%
Hitman 3 316% 562%
Resident Evil 8 220% 409%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 192% 366%
FIFA 21 61% 157%
Grand Theft Auto VI 350% 616%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 183% 350%
Genshin Impact 220% 409%
Far Cry 6 363% 636%
The Medium 299% 535%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 7720.

The R7 260X has a 190 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 7720. This results in the R7 260X providing 24.1 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R7 260X has a 190 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 7720, but the Radeon HD 7720 has 16 more Render Output Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the Radeon HD 7720 exhibits a 10.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R7 260X. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R7 260X was released less than a year after the Radeon HD 7720, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition and the Radeon HD 7720 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Radeon HD 7720 has 38.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 260X, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon HD 7720 is noticeably better than the R7 260X.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition has 896 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7720 has 800. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 784 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 7720 is 336. The R7 260X having 448 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Radeon HD 7720 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R7 260X transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 7720. This means that the R7 260X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 7720.

The Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition requires 105 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 7720 requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the Radeon HD 7720. The Radeon HD 7720 requires 45 Watts more than the R7 260X to run. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon HD 7720 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 260X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1030 MHzvs840 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Bonaire XTTerascale 2 Barts LE
OC Potential Fair vs -
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date08 Oct 2013vs31 Mar 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1050 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth96GB/secvs134.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs800
Actual Shader Performance38%vs16%
Texture Mapping Units56vs40
Texture Rate57.7 GTexel/svs33.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate16.5 GPixel/svs26.9 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections1vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power105 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs500 Watts & 25 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Celeron G1620 2.7GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 260X v2, created by PowerColor.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1000MHz to 1030MHz.

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Cooling Solution

Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 260X v2.
Radeon HD 7720 is a fast-middle-class GFX that's still based on the 40nm, Terascale 2 architecture.
It's based on the Barts LE Core and offers 800 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on a 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 840MHz and the memory clock operates at 1050MHz.
Therefore, it's a renamed Radeon HD 6790 and will offer exactly the same performance.
As based on the Barts LE Core, it performs better than Radeon HD 7750 (which goes against the naming) but falls behind Radeon HD 7770. It's expected to consume 150 Watt - more than Radeon HD 7750/Radeon HD 7770 and heat more, due to the higher manufacturing process. As based on the Terascale 2 architecture, it will not have nearly as much driver support as the GCN based GPUs.
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